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Anja Kofmel on Critics’ Week’s ‘Chris The Swiss,’ Perception

Some of the best creativity in Hollywood is to be found in its animation. The same may be said of Europe. Anja Kofmel, an alum of Lucerne’s School of Design and Art and Paris’ Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs, adds to the growing cannon of Swiss animation with her feature film debut, “Chris the Swiss.”

The animation/live action hybrid has already gained industry and festival recognition: a four-way European co-production backing, led by Zurich-based Dschoint Ventschr; international distribution by Paris-based sales agent Udi; selection for Cannes Film Festival’s 2018 Critics’ Week.

Kofmel introduced scenes from “Chris the Swiss” at March’s Cartoon Movie, talking with passion about the feature, one of the most challenging at the co-production and sales forum. What came across was a poignant contradiction. “Chris the Swiss” tells the story of her cousin Christian Würtenberg, a Swiss journalist who was murdered under strange circumstances during the Balkans War.

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